A HOUSE being repeatedly taken over by criminal activity has been partially sealed by order of a magistrates' judge.

The order on a house in Temple Place, Reading was granted on Wednesday, April 7, by Reading Magistrates' Court under Section 80 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Disorder Act 2014.

Police applied for the order against the property following its links to criminal activity.

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The partial closure prevents anyone other than the specified persons listed on the order from entering the property for a period of three months.

Anyone who enters the house will commit an offence and would be liable on summary conviction to imprisonment, a fine, or both.

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Thames Valley Police said on Twitter: "The Neighbourhood Policing Team have obtained a Closure Order from Reading Magistrates Court, restricting access to a property on Temple Place.

"Swift action has been taken to prevent the property being used for criminal activity, whilst the investigation continues."